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Despite all methods of instantaneously masking a clandestine gambling den's shady activities, the risk of getting caught is high, especially when the police thirsts for success. But, sometimes, indulging in pure fun is just too tempting.
I laughed all the way through this and it's all because of cheap physical humor. A wedding couple is in a photographer's studio, having a picture taken. The assistant goes up a ladder, knocks over the back drop, leading to a chain reaction of events. The funniest thing is when the big camera falls on a lady and she seems like a space alien, fighting off a guy with a sword. This is a precursor to the likes of Keaton, Chaplin, and other physical comedians.
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